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Chicago Bears

James Anderson

James Anderson - #50 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 09/26/1983
Birthplace Roanoke Rapids, NC
College Virginia Tech
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 3rd round, 24th pick by Panthers

Peppers named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers was honored as NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Bears sign LB Gibson to practice squad

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Bears made an addition to their practice squad Wednesday, signing LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Bears will need to establish running game early vs. the Chiefs to put Caleb Hanie in manageable situations.

Cutler says his season could be over, confirms engagement

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler held his first press conference since the news of his broken thumb spread Nov. 20.

Bears 60-second rant: Knox too inconsistent

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 3:02 a.m. ET
After a quiet first half of the season, Johnny Knox has been more of a factor on offense in recent weeks, but he still makes too many mistakes.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have only one consistent pass rusher, but their lone legitimate threat is one of the league's best rush linebackers.

Bears elevate Trahan, waive Iwuh

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Bears waived/injured LB Brian Iwuh on Tuesday and promoted LB Patrick Trahan from the practice squad.

Bears rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
The Bears' rookie class didn't have much of a presence in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

Bears stock report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Bears can recalibrate after extended look at Hanie

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
It's on Caleb Hanie to build on his first start and do a better job of knowing when not to make certain throws.

Bears players of the week: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Janikowski kicks Raiders past Bears

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a team-record six field goals and the Raiders took advantage of three interceptions from Chicago's Caleb Hanie to beat the Bears 25-20 Sunday.

Bears-Raiders prediction

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Raiders.

Bears safeties Conte, Wright making most of opportunity

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 1:16 a.m. ET
The sample size is limited on Bears safeties Chris Conte and Major Wright, but they've provided an upgrade at their position.

Bears-Raiders matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
The Bears could catch a break Sunday if DT Richard Seymour is limited by a knee injury.


Posted March 24, 2013
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Anderson, the latest move in a major overhaul at the position.||||||| The deal announced Sunday comes two days after they signed D.J. Williams from Denver to replace Brian Urlacher. Anderson was released earlier this month. He figures to take over at strong side for Nick Roach, who signed with Oakland. The only returning starting linebacker for Chicago is perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on the weak side.
Posted March 12, 2013
The agent for Anderson says his client has been informed that he's been released by the team.||||||| Anderson had three years left on a five-year, $22 million contract. The move represents only minimal salary cap savings for Carolina because they have to account for the remaining prorated portion of the $7 million signing bonus he received in 2011. Anderson has spent all six NFL seasons with the Panthers, starting 43 games over the past three years at strong side linebacker. He started 12 games last year and had 73 tackles but no sacks or interceptions.
Posted Dec. 02, 2012
Anderson left Sunday's game against Kansas City with an eye injury||||||| It was unclear when Anderson was hurt.
Posted Nov. 10, 2011
Anderson, the team's starting strongside linebacker and leading tackler, is active after rolling his ankle two days ago.||||||| Anderson seems like a safe play in IDP leagues.